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IDEC Corp.

1175 Elko Dr., Sunnyvale, CA, 94089, USA

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controls & controllers, sensors, monitors & transducers

Programmable Logic Controller handles up to 126 analog I/O.

May 24, 2016

Providing power of programmable automation controller in small form factor, FC6A MicroSmart executes basic instructions in 0.042 µs and provides 640 KB program memory. There are 1,024 timers, and 6 of 512 counters are high-speed at rates up to 100 kHz. Available with 16, 24 or 40 I/O, controller has built-in RJ45 Ethernet port and RJ45 RS232C/RS485 serial port. SD memory port and mini-B USB port can be used for data logging, program storage/transfer, firmware updating, or recipe storage. Read More

electrical equipment & systems

DIN-Rail Mount Power Supplies offer up to 89% efficiency.

December 21, 2015

Able to be mounted in any of 6 orientations with minimal derating, PS5R-V series includes 10, 15, 30, 60, and 120 W models approved for installation in Class I Division 2 environments in standard control cabinets. Spring-up screw terminals accept ring and fork terminals as well as stripped wire, while -25 to +75C operating range allows use in control panels without A/C or other cooling devices. Universal inputs come in 85&ndash;264 Vac and 100&ndash;370 Vdc rages.<br /> Read More


LED Backlit 5.7 in. HMI incorporates 100,000 hr LED backlight.

December 8, 2015

Enhanced HG2G-5T Series includes color TFT LCD HMI with 65,536 color resolution and 500 cd/m² brightness as well as monochrome TFT LCD with 16 shade resolution and 1,100 cd/m² brightness. Offering configurable portrait or landscape viewing, both direct sunlight-viewable HMIs operate from -20 to 60C and can communicate with diverse PLCs and controllers via concurrent support for up to 3 different communication protocols. Built-in web server allows full remote monitoring and control. Read More

electrical equipment & systems

DIN-Mount Interface Relays have space-conserving design.

November 20, 2015

Measuring 14 mm wide x 70 mm high, RV8H electromechanical relays typically install between output from PLC or other controller and load to increase switching capacity and protect output from damage. Products can replace 5&ndash;10 A general-purpose, plug-in relays. Offered in SPDT (up to 16 A) and DPDT (up to 8 A) models, all versions are available with AC or DC input (ranging from 5 Vdc to 240 Vac). DC input relays are protected from reverse polarity, and DPDT models have gold-plated contacts. Read More

controls & controllers, electrical equipment & systems

Programmable Relay handles up to 60 I/O.

November 9, 2015

Suited for small- to medium-sized OEM machine control applications, FL1F SmartRelay features built-in web server for browser-based remote access from smartphone, tablet, or PC. CPU module has 8 discrete inputs and 4 discrete outputs. Up to 12 I/O expansion modules can be added to CPU, expanding I/O capacity to 60 I/O. LCD operator interface can display 6 lines, each with up to 20 characters, and up to 20,000 data sets can be logged and stored to Micro SD card. Read More

electrical equipment & systems

High Current Electromagnetic Relays can switch up to 30 A.

October 14, 2015

Available in 40 variations, RL Series includes single-pole versions that can switch up to 30 A and 2-pole versions that can switch up to 25 A. Both can handle 3 hp/277 Vac load. In addition to flange mount, relays offer DIN rail mounting option which clips directly onto DIN rail and does not require socket or adapter. With 3 mm double break contact gap, relays are suited for breaking high voltage loads and loads with inductive kickback such as motors, small compressors, and solenoids. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, safety & security equipment, test & measuring instruments

Safety Devices are designed for operation in hazardous areas.

March 11, 2015

Comprising pushbuttons, pilot lights, selector switches, and ammeters, EU2B safety devices comply with ATEX, C-UL, IEC, and UL/NEC safety standards for use in hazardous areas. Fully sealed construction, rated to IP65 and Type 4X for protection against water, prevents release of sufficient electrical energy which would otherwise ignite explosive gases or particles in surrounding environment. Designs are available with exposed or finger-safe IP20 screw terminals. Read More

electrical equipment & systems

Solid State Interface Relays switch loads up to 240 Vac.

February 18, 2015

Featuring 100 mA to 3 A switching capability in 6 mm wide space, RV8S Series is available for 24 Vdc, 48 Vdc, and 240 Vac input voltage applications, with output voltage ranges of 0&ndash;24 Vdc, 0&ndash;48 Vdc, and 24&ndash;280 Vac, respectively. Depending on model, operate time is as fast as 40 µs with 200 µs release time. DIN-rail mounted, IP20-rated relays feature temperature range of -20 to +60°C and are suitable as interface devices between PLC outputs and loads with high power requirements. Read More

controls & controllers

HMI+PLC Unit offers extensive analog capability.

November 11, 2014

Combining operator interface and control in single package, all programmable with PC-based software, FT1A Touch 14 I/O provides up to 158 discrete and analog input and outputs using FT1A controllers as Remote I/O slaves. Unit features PID control, Ethernet communications, and built-in 3.8 in. touchscreen HMI. Two-point built-in analog inputs accept 4&ndash;20 mA in addition to 0&ndash;10 Vdc, and 2 built-in analog outputs were added, each configurable as 0&ndash;10 Vdc or 4&ndash;20 mA. Read More

display & presentation equipment, electrical equipment & systems, electronic components & devices, vision systems

Sunlight Viewable LED Pilot Lights come in 3 voltage options.

June 27, 2014

Available in 12 Vdc, 24 V AC/DC, or 120 Vac, AP22M comes in red, green, yellow, amber, blue, and white with choice of colored lenses or clear lens. Optical design maximizes brightness for solar, outdoor, and indoor applications where high visibility is required due to bright lighting or conditions where dirt and dust buildup is common. Carrying Type 4X rating, c-UL-us listed pilot light features unibody design and integrated terminal cover with IP20 finger-safe screw terminal connections. Read More

electrical equipment & systems

Miniature 16 mm Switches offer flush mounting design.

May 3, 2013

Projecting 2 mm when flush-mounted on panel, LB series includes illuminated pushbuttons, pilot lights, selector switches, key selector switches, illuminated selectors, lever selectors, dome pilot lights, lever switches, and buzzers. Flush or standard bezels come in square, round, or rectangular styles in choice of metallic or black plastic. Illuminated selectors and dome pilot lights are available in choice of green, red, white, amber, yellow, and blue. Read More

material handling & storage, safety & security equipment

Intrinsically Safe Barriers feature redundant outputs.

May 2, 2013

Model EB3C discrete input/output barriers have redundant outputs for use in hazardous locations. Barriers can be combined with one another or with additional industrial automation and component devices for flexible design of industrial equipment. Product's hazardous side operates below heat- and spark- producing energy levels, so input and output devices do not require hazardous location ratings. Units have European ATEX ratings, UL Class 1 Zone 0, and are IEC60079-compliant. Read More

optics & photonics, vision systems

Safety Light Curtains have no dead zones.

May 2, 2013

With IDEC SE4D Safety Light Curtains, detection can be performed along entire area with no dead zones. Up to 3 sets of curtains can be connected in series to safeguard L- or U-shape pattern without need for overlapping. Featuring response speed of 14 ms, each IP67-rated light curtain is available with both PNP and NPN transistor output. Units include external device monitoring, blanking functions, and muting function, which causes line to stop only when person passes through curtain. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, green & clean

LED Lighting Units suit solar, mobile, or remote applications.

April 2, 2013

Available in 5 lengths from 210&ndash;1,080 mm with choice of clear or white cover, LF2B Series offers universal 100&ndash;240 Vac input as well as 12 Vdc input. AC versions are suitable for after-market lighting needs in either industrial machines or equipment, including visual inspection lines and panels. Models with 12/24 Vdc voltage are suited for battery-operated equipment, traffic signs, and solar power equipment. IP65-rated for wet locations, units offer 2 mounting styles allowing installation in narrow spaces. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, sensors, monitors & transducers

Ergonomic 3-Position Grip Switch maximizes machine safety.

December 3, 2012

Featuring curved ergonomic grip, HE2G 3-position grip switch allows machine to operate when in middle position, while operation is disabled in positions 1 and 3. Unit has dual enabling contacts, with separate actuator for each contact. Tactile clicking feedback helps user distinguish shifting of positions and product can be equipped with controls such as E-stop, indicator light, momentary pushbutton, and/or key selector switch. Device is UL-recognized, CE-marked, and IP67-protected. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, sensors, monitors & transducers

Magnetic Safety Interlock Switches feature non-contact design.

November 23, 2012

Designed for applications where no contact is desired between switch and actuating key, Series HS7A-DMC measures 7 x 16 x 51 mm and works well with safety relay modules, while Series HS7A-DMP features 3-contact design. Auxiliary contacts enable PLCs to monitor door status as operation signals can be read directly by controllers. Typical applications for switches include those where there are alignment issues, there is zero operating force, or doors are subject to heavy vibration. Read More

sensors, monitors & transducers

Tubular Photoelectric Sensors are washdown rated.

July 21, 2009

Measuring 40 mm long, compact S15 series sensors mount in standard M18 size round holes and are available with choice of standard cable or pig-tail connection. They offer IP69K protection, withstand high temperature and high pressure washdowns, and also help prevent formation of bacteria when used with appropriate washdown methods. Series is available in polarized retro-reflective, through-beam, diffuse, and standard retro-reflective models, with NPN or PNP outputs. Read More

safety & security equipment, green & clean

LED Light Strips offer brightness at 67.2 Lumens/W.

June 19, 2009

Capable of retaining 70% of its initial luminance at 50,000 hr, LF1D Series are IP67f protected against water, dust and oil making them suited for machine tools or outdoor equipment. They are available in cool white (temp: 5700K) and offered in 10 x 1 LED array or 7 x 2 LED array with 24 Vdc voltage. RoHS compliant, mercury-free units include side connection and back cable options, and removable direct plug-in terminal block and spring clamp connection. Read More

controls & controllers

Operator Interfaces include bright 5.7 in. LCD screen.

May 8, 2009

Featuring LCD screen visible in bright light or at angle, HG2G Operator Interfaces have analog monochrome or color touchscreen and panel depth of 36 mm. Devices are RS232/RS485/RS422-compatible and support IDEC PLCs and communication capabilities such as 1:N PLC, O/I Link, and user and sub host communication. Optional 10/100 BaseT Ethernet port allows remote communications with PLCs. Systems are CE-marked, c-UL-US-listed, as well as rated to NEMA 13 and IP65. Read More

electronic components & devices

LED Indicators mount on any surface with 2 screws.

April 28, 2009

IP67 rated LH series of 24 Vac/dc LED Spider Lights are suited for mounting on surface of equipment or panels, maintaining visibility from front and side. They are offered in 7 bright colors; red, green, blue, amber, yellow, cool white, and warm white, and provide 50,000 hr lifespan. UL listed, CE marked, and TUV rated lights are available with 1, 3, and 5 m cables, while legends, symbols, or company names can be printed on marking film for flat type lights. Read More

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